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Condemned (Original screenplay for the 1929 film)

by Ruggles, Wesley (director); Sidney Howard (screenwriter); Ronald Colman, Ann Harding, Dudley Digges, Louis Wolheim (starring)

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Published
1929
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Los Angeles: The Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1929. Final Continuity script for the 1929 film. Copy belonging to assistant director H. Bruce Humberstone, with his holograph pencil annotations to the front wrapper and several pages, mostly regarding sequencing for scenes. The film was released in silent and sound versions, and included with the script are ten sets of dialogue intended… Read more
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Romeo and Juliet (Original program for the 1916 film starring Theda Bara)

by Edwards, J. Gordon (director); William Shakespeare (play); Adrian Johnson (screenwriter); Theda Bara, Harry Hilliard, Glen White (starring)

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Published
1916
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Fort Lee, NJ: Fox Film, 1916. Vintage bifold program for Los Angeles' Clune's Theatres' two day 1916 engagement of the 1916 silent film starring Theda Bara, now lost, with a striking four color exterior and interior composite of five black and white studio still images. Clune's Theatre opened in 1909 and was located in Los Angeles at… Read more
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Paradise Alley [Stars in the Backyard] (Original screenplay for the 1958 film)

by Haas, Hugo (director, screenwriter, starring); Carol Morris, Marie Windsor, Don Sullivan (starring)

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Published
1957
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N.p.: Hugo Haas Productions, 1957. Draft script for the 1958 film, here under the original release title "Stars in the Backyard". The title would be changed to "Paradise Alley" in 1961, before a limited release in 1962. Includes extensive 10 day shooting schedule over 16 pages, as well as 2 Set Construction Estimates bookending a two page "Rough Set… Read more
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Arrivee a l'Exposition en bateau (Original photograph from the 1897 film)

by Lumiere, Auguste and Louis (filmmakers); Alexandre Promio (director)

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Published
1897
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N.p.: N.p., 1897. Vintage borderless photograph from the 1897 short film, with the number 542 in holograph pencil on the verso, with a still image from the film corresponding to that number on the website Catalogue Lumiere showing a similar scene. While the importance of the Lumiere Brothers to the invention and popularity of the moving image… Read more
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Wild Youth (Original post-production script for the 1918 film)

by Melford, George (director); Gilbert Parker (novel); Beulah Marie Dix (screenwriter); Louise Huff, Theodore Roberts, Jack Mulhall (starring)

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Published
1918
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N.p.: N.p., 1918. Post-production script for the lost 1918 film. Black and red ribbon carbon typescript on onionskin, including eight pages of intertitles before the script. First page of script includes the name, in cursive, of "Miss Rossen" in holograph pencil on upper right (possibly a secretary in the stenographic department.) Based on Gilbert Parker's 1919 novel, about… Read more
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Olympia Photoplays (Original photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre)

by Olympia Theatre (subject); Vincent Studios (photographer)

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Published
1925
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N.p.: N.p., 1925. Vintage double weight photograph of New Haven's Olympia Theatre, circa 1925 with "Vincent Studio" in print on lower right. The Olympia Theatre, located at 140-144 Temple Street in New Haven, Connecticut, opened on September 13, 1915, seated 2,373 and was equipped with a Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ. It changed its name when purchased by Paramount Studios… Read more
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Original program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, 1915

by [Hollywood] Wildy, H.E. (compiled by)

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Published
1915
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Los Angeles: Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles, 1915. Vintage souvenir program for the Third Annual Photoplayer's Club of Los Angeles Ball, held February 13, 1915. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of silent film actors, directors, producers, and others, and containing numerous advertisements for Los Angeles businesses and services, most with some connection to the film industry. Scarce, with only two… Read more
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Original program for the Second National Convention of the Motion Pictures Exhibitors League of America, 1912

by [Motion Picture Exhibitors League of America]

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Published
1912
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Chicago: Motion Picture Exhibitors League of America, 1912. Vintage program for the Second National Convention of the Motion Pictures Exhibitors League of America, held in Chicago from August 13-17, 1912. Photo-illustrated throughout with portraits of members, as well as numerous period advertisements, including ones for films, projectors, and other material for movie theatres. Rare, with no copies in OCLC.… Read more
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The Green-Eyed Monster (Original one sheet poster for the 1919 silent film)

by Norman, Richard (director); Jack Austin, Louise Dunbar, Steve Reynolds, Robert Stewart (starring)

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Published
1919
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Jacksonville, FL: Norman Film Studios, 1919. Original US one sheet poster for the 1919 silent film, like all of the Norman Studio films, featuring an all-African American cast, and marketed to African-American movie theatres. Norman Studios produced eight silent films between 1915 and 1928, one of over 30 film studios that operated in Jacksonville, Florida during this… Read more
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image of Original photograph of Wallace and Rita Beery with their daughter Carol, 1932

Original photograph of Wallace and Rita Beery with their daughter Carol, 1932

by Beery, Wallace; Rita Beery, Carol Beery (subjects); Clarence Sinclair Bull (photographer)

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Published
1932
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N.p.: N.p., 1932. Vintage double-weight photograph of Wallace Beery, his wife at the time, Rita Beery, and their two-year-old daughter, Carol, 1933. Mimeo snipe, holograph annotations and agency stamp on the verso. The couple adopted Carol from Rita Beery's mother's half-sister not long after Wallace Beery's break-out role as Bill in the 1930 comedy, "Bill and Min". … Read more
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Zero for Conduct (Collection of 3 original photographs from the 1933 film)

by Vigo, Jean (director, screenwriter); Jean Daste, Robert le Flon, Du Verron (starring)

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Published
1933
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Paris: Franfilmdis, 1933. Collection of 3 vintage borderless double weight studio still photographs from the landmark 1933 silent film by Jean Vigo. Although he only made four films before his death from tuberculosis at the age 29, Jean Vigo would come to have an outsized influence on cinema, particularly the French New Wave, with Truffaut in particular paying… Read more
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The Ten Commandments (Original photograph from the set of the 1923 film)

by Demille, Cecil B. (director); Jeanie Macpherson (screenwriter); Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor, Julia Faye (starring)

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Published
1923
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$325.00

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Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1923. Vintage photograph of Cecil B. Demille, Jeanie Macpherson and Jack Holt on the set of the 1923 film. With holograph annotations and rubber stamp of noted collector Gene Ringgold on the verso. Filmed in two parts, first is the story of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt to the Promised Land, receiving… Read more
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Ex-Convict (Original treatment script for an unproduced film)

by Cabanne, Christy (screenwriter)

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N.p.: N.p.. Original Treatment script for an unproduced film. Screenwriter Christy Cabanne was one of the most prolific directors in the history of American cinema, beginning in the silent era and eventually directing low-budget movies all throughout the 1930s and 1940s with Universal. A recently paroled man gets out of prison and immediately murders someone else,… Read more
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When the Laughter Stopped (Original screenplay for an unproduced film)

by Van Winkle, Joseph (screenwriter)

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N.p.: N.p.. Draft script for an unproduced film. A biopic about the silent film star Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, who died of a heart attack in 1933 at age 46. Considered an important figure in the early development of film studios, he mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. In 1920 he was one… Read more
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Two photographs from lost films starring Pauline Frederick: Bella Donna and The Spider

by Frederick, Pauline (starring)

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Published
1916
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N.p.: N.p., 1916. Two vintage borderless photographs of actress Pauline Frederick from two of her earliest starring roles, "Bella Donna" (1915) and "The Spider" (1916), both of which are now considered lost. Already an established star of the stage, Frederick was in her thirties when she made her film debut, and her commanding presence and dramatic… Read more
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The Madness of Dr. Tube [La Folie du Docteur Tube] (Two original photographs from the 1915 film)

by Gance, Abel (director, screenwriter); Albert Dieudonne (starring)

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Published
1915
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France: Le Film d'Art, 1915. Photograph from the 1915 French experimental short film, struck circa 1936. With holograph annotations and agency stamps on the verso. Dr. Tube develops a powder that distorts reality after ingestion. He tests it out on himself, a dog, and a two couples. An early experimental film that uses distorted lenses and… Read more
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Exquisite Sinner [The Exquisite Sinner] (Original screenplay for the 1926 film)

by Rosen, Phil (director); Josef von Sternberg (director, screenwriter); Joseph Farnham, Alice D.G. Miller (screenwriters ); Alden Brooks (novel); Myrna Loy, Renee Adoree (starring)

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Published
1925
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Culver City, CA: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], 1925. Draft script for the 1926 film. Based on the 1924 novel "Escape" by Alden Brooks. File copy rubber stamp to the front wrapper. Conrad Nagel and Renée Adoree star in this Silent film, today lost, originally directed by Josef von Sternberg. Midway into shooting Von Sternberg was fired by MGM and replaced… Read more
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N.p.: N.p., 1916. Vintage Swiss one sheet lithograph poster, made to promote the 1916 opening of Speck's Orient-Cinema in Zurich, during the heart of the silent film era. Designed and illustrated by costume and commercial designer Ernst Deutsch-Dryden. The poster's illustration portrays well-dressed clientele watching a Western movie, likely meant to represent a US import. During this… Read more
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The Truthful Liar (Original screenplay for the 1922 film)

by Heffron, Thomas N. (director); Percy Heath, Will J. Payne (screenwriters); Wanda Hawley, Edward Hearn, Charles A. Stevenson, Casson Ferguson (starring)

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Published
1922
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Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1922. Draft script for the 1922 film. The film is now considered lost. Tess (Wanda Hawley) is a social climber who is neglected by her hardworking husband, David (Edward Hearn). She decides to go on a date with ex-suitor Arthur Sinclair (Casson Ferguson) to a casino, which is robbed while they are there. Her… Read more
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Frau im Mond [Woman in the Moon] (First Edition)

by [Lang, Fritz] Harbou, Thea Von

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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Berlin: August Scherl, 1928. First Edition. First Edition, preceding all others, including the movie tie-in edition, published later the same year by Scherl. Rare in dust jacket. Basis for the German silent film classic by Fritz Lang, with a screenplay adapted by von Harbou from her novel. Released in the US as "Woman in the Moon". … Read more
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